March 1, 2017

Ornette Coleman started out on tenor in the 1940s but after a gig in Texas he was mugged and his tenor was destroyed. Then he took up alto and changed music forever. Ornette so dramatically disregarded all rules of sound he freed minds to an extent not matched by any other musician.  One of the rare players who invented out of whole cloth with little relation to what came before him. In his later years he was friends with BBR visual director Mike Anderson.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s